In memory of
Mary Louise Davis MacFarlane
In memory of
Mary Louise Davis MacFarlane
MacFARLANE, Mary Louise Davis Mary Louise Davis MacFarlane died peacefully at her home in North Dallas on January 6, 2021, having received the last rites of the Church. She was born in Jermyn, Texas in 1930, on Bastille Day, July 14th, a revolutionary association never to be reflected in her peaceable and kindly disposition. Musically gifted, Mary played the violin and sometimes the organ at Church. After graduating high school in Jacksboro, Mary studied Elementary Education at the University of North Texas in Denton, and upon graduation taught in the Fort Worth ISD. After her marriage to James Lawrence MacFarlane, Mary became Catholic, devoting much of her time to charitable activities associated with the Church. She served as an extraordinary minister at St. Paul Hospital and sometimes helped in the OR. When she and Jim lived across the street from Christ the King Church, they were available and willing when a candidate for baptism lacked Godparents. She was a member of the Holy Child Jesus Society, providing blankets for newborns, and of the Christ the King Altar Society. Mary was an especially gifted seamstress and needlepointer, to which latter skill the beautifully worked needlepoint on the kneelers at Christ the King attest. The benefactions of Mary and James MacFarlane, which continued after Mr. MacFarlane's death in 1994. included the College of Saint Thomas More and the Lewis-Tolkien Society, as well as the Discalced Carmelites of the Infant Jesus of Prague and Saint Joseph, the Greyfriars of New York, and the Mater Dei Latin Mass Community of Dallas and many other charities. Mary is missed by many friends who looked forward to her notable annual Christmas Party and by her longtime caregiver and dear friend Gabriela Hernandez. She is survived by her cousin Edie Brown of Dallas and cousins Neel Brown of College Station, Texas, Philip Brown of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Scott Bianco of Villa Park, California, Mrs. Richard Malcolm Miles III of Whitehouse, Texas, Mrs. Andrea Lancaster of Austin, Texas, Richard Joseph Miles of Biloxi, Mississippi, Richard Mark Miles of San Antonio, Texas, and their spouses and children. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning, with prayers at the casket from 9:00 a.m., the Rosary at 9:30 a.m. and the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment at Calvary Hill on Lombardy will follow immediately. In lieu of flowers, friends are requested to remember with a gift the Discalced Carmelites, 600 Flowers Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75211.
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Christ the King Catholic Church
8017 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 75225
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In memory of
Mary Louise Davis MacFarlane
MacFARLANE, Mary Louise Davis Mary Louise Davis MacFarlane died peacefully at her home in North Dallas on January 6, 2021, having received the last rites of the Church. She was born in Jermyn, Texas in 1930, on Bastille Day, July 14th, a revolutionary association never to be reflected in her peaceable and kindly disposition. Musically gifted, Mary played the violin and sometimes the organ at Church. After graduating high school in Jacksboro, Mary studied Elementary Education at the University of North Texas in Denton, and upon graduation taught in the Fort Worth ISD. After her marriage to James Lawrence MacFarlane, Mary became Catholic, devoting much of her time to charitable activities associated with the Church. She served as an extraordinary minister at St. Paul Hospital and sometimes helped in the OR. When she and Jim lived across the street from Christ the King Church, they were available and willing when a candidate for baptism lacked Godparents. She was a member of the Holy Child Jesus Society, providing blankets for newborns, and of the Christ the King Altar Society. Mary was an especially gifted seamstress and needlepointer, to which latter skill the beautifully worked needlepoint on the kneelers at Christ the King attest. The benefactions of Mary and James MacFarlane, which continued after Mr. MacFarlane's death in 1994. included the College of Saint Thomas More and the Lewis-Tolkien Society, as well as the Discalced Carmelites of the Infant Jesus of Prague and Saint Joseph, the Greyfriars of New York, and the Mater Dei Latin Mass Community of Dallas and many other charities. Mary is missed by many friends who looked forward to her notable annual Christmas Party and by her longtime caregiver and dear friend Gabriela Hernandez. She is survived by her cousin Edie Brown of Dallas and cousins Neel Brown of College Station, Texas, Philip Brown of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Scott Bianco of Villa Park, California, Mrs. Richard Malcolm Miles III of Whitehouse, Texas, Mrs. Andrea Lancaster of Austin, Texas, Richard Joseph Miles of Biloxi, Mississippi, Richard Mark Miles of San Antonio, Texas, and their spouses and children. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning, with prayers at the casket from 9:00 a.m., the Rosary at 9:30 a.m. and the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment at Calvary Hill on Lombardy will follow immediately. In lieu of flowers, friends are requested to remember with a gift the Discalced Carmelites, 600 Flowers Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75211.
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Services Provided By
Christ the King Catholic Church
8017 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 75225
Past Services ╲╱
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